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    (Original post by dolphins321)
    And did it work?
    Also, I edited my reply and added in some stuff you could do if you wanted to
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    (Original post by zhuzhu)
    We've done a LOT of past papers for French at school so I'm just hoping nothing out of the ordinary comes up for the actual exam and just go for it without cramming and stressing out too much.
    Yeah, we did a few in school and for the listening, everyone kept saying how it was like a game of luck We have done about 2-3 of each reading and listening
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    I got given a booklet of all the vocab necessary to learn for the exams, iv just gone through that today and then i did a past paper in listening and reading and got an A* in both so i guess that works well... hopefully tomorrow goes the same way. To be honest as long as you got really good marks in your speaking and writing it doesn't really matter how you do as your mark will get bought up
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    Yes by learning key words and vocabulary from revision guides for reading i think past papers help.

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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    AQA
    I'm WJEC B,

    how many case studies do you have?
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    (Original post by PricklyPorcupine)
    Yeah, we did a few in school and for the listening, everyone kept saying how it was like a game of luck We have done about 2-3 of each reading and listening
    True last year's papers on AQA had really low grade boundaries compared to previous ones- hope we get something like that.
    What exam board are you on?
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    (Original post by dolphins321)
    I'm WJEC B,

    how many case studies do you have?
    I have 11 for unit 1 (on Tuesday) and 9 for Unit 2 xD So 20 in total xD
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    (Original post by dolphins321)
    What exam board are you on for geography?
    AQA
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    (Original post by crosbycasey56)
    YES Have you tried recording yourself on your phone going over questions or paragraphs that you think are essential for the exam and then listening to it over and over again until it sticks, like listening to a song and learning the lyrics. You could also get someone else to ask you questions on the things written in your book.
    Check out this website as it may also help you: -
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesiz... OR past papers


    I hope this helps
    Good luck in your exam
    this is also good
    http://quizlet.com/19581690/work-and...n-flash-cards/
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    thnx
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    (Original post by chxrley)
    I got given a booklet of all the vocab necessary to learn for the exams, iv just gone through that today and then i did a past paper in listening and reading and got an A* in both so i guess that works well... hopefully tomorrow goes the same way. To be honest as long as you got really good marks in your speaking and writing it doesn't really matter how you do as your mark will get bought up[/QUOTE

    So if you had A*'s in writing and A's in speaking (60% overall), what do you think you would need to at least get in reading/listening, to get an A overall?
    Not 100% sure, but i suppose you could still get an A if you get high Cs in both listening and reading, but i think aiming to get at least a B would be best - the grade boundaries are normally really low so it should be quite easy
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    (Original post by dolphins321)

    Not 100% sure, but i suppose you could still get an A if you get high Cs in both listening and reading, but i think aiming to get at least a B would be best - the grade boundaries are normally really low so it should be quite easy
    Ok thanks, hopefully I can get an A in reading, but probably lower in listening. Thank you!
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    for my french exam last year I revised the night before and used the workbooks that went with my course to go over vocab, also i studied edexcel and on the website there was a list of "essential vocab" which was useful as it's written by examiners hence those words come up. I was horrified when I came out as it was mega hard but the grade boundaries change regardless so I still came out with an a* so don't worry too much.


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    Listen to a french podcast to send you off to sleep. Radio Lingua are amazing. I used to listen to their podcasts before sleeping because I find it hard to go to sleep at night and thought, well french sounds nice so why not. And it was really good! I listened to the ones near the end of the course and tried to keep up, and it's great because after the conversation happens, they slow it down and translate each little bit so you understand everything. By the time the listening happened, I found it really easy because it was so slow compared to the podcasts.
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    (Original post by zhuzhu)
    True last year's papers on AQA had really low grade boundaries compared to previous ones- hope we get something like that.
    What exam board are you on?
    AQA- I cant remember the boundaries but I lost a couple of marks in reading and a few in listening
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    (Original post by émiliemilia)
    for my french exam last year I revised the night before and used the workbooks that went with my course to go over vocab, also i studied edexcel and on the website there was a list of "essential vocab" which was useful as it's written by examiners hence those words come up. I was horrified when I came out as it was mega hard but the grade boundaries change regardless so I still came out with an a* so don't worry too much.


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    what did you already have for your speaking and writing grades?
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    (Original post by Otter_)
    My teacher encouraged us to look over high frequency language that is bound to come up in the exams Best of luck to anyone sitting the french exam tomorrow
    Do you have a list of these vocabs? would really help
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    It helps to go over past papers to get a feel for the questions. Also, you can "revise" by watching films, listening to French videos on YouTube and reading simple news articles on, e.g. Le Monde.
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    (Original post by Radical Lemon)
    Do you have a list of these vocabs? would really help
    This might not be your exam board, but this is what I use and I've got my exam tomorrow! Bonne chance!

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82150-v...eas-1-to-5.pdf
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    (Original post by Radical Lemon)
    Do you have a list of these vocabs? would really help
    If you have a edexcel revision guide they appear in the last few pages of the books. If not then i would advise going over verbs and adjectives. Also connectives and time expression appear frequently in the passages. I hope this has helped a little bit
 
 
 
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